Refreshing a cabinet design

Our 6,000 sq-ft showroom hosts 100-150 visitors a week. Some of those visitors are just beginning to shop for cabinets, and are interested in the differences between cabinet styles, wood species, and the many alternatives to wood. Others are in the last stages of planning, and are there with their designer to make final selections.

In addition to nearly 30 displays and vignettes, our showroom staff keeps a wide range of individual door samples in stock. This is a great way to see how the same style looks with different wood species, stain and finish enhancement combinations. We also update or replace displays frequently to capture the latest looks in cabinet design.

Recently, we refreshed two of the kitchen displays in the Millennia section of the showroom. The first showcases Lynden, one of the newest doors in the Shaker family, and Copenhagen, one of our most popular slab styles. Both feature colors from the Curated Collection of paints (Creme and Granite). We also added Spun Copper acrylic panels to some of the upper doors.

lynden creme and copenhagen granite

Across the room, a high gloss (HG) Foil display received some new Fahrenheit doors in Dark Grey foil and Mirage Platinum acrylic panel inserts. The existing Palermo door in White foil remained, as did all other elements of the display.

palermo white hg and fahrenheit dk grey hg

This refresh is a great example of how you can update an existing layout without replacing every cabinet. Consider adding an island in a contrasting finish color (or replacing an existing island that just doesn’t work for you); swapping out some solid upper doors with glass or acrylic panels, or even replacing just the base cabinets and countertop.